Updated Monday May. 17

2021 NBA Strength of Schedule Rankings

Strength of Schedule Played and Strength of Schedule Remaining for all 30 NBA teams.

Our NBA Strength of Schedule rankings represents the average difficulty of those opponents that each team has faced or will face during the current season. The strength of an opponent is determined by their final ranking in our 2021 Composite NBA Power Rankings. A low opponent average ranking (opp avg) indicates a difficult schedule, whereas a high opponent average ranking suggests an easier schedule.

NBA Strength of Schedule Played

Our Strength of Schedule Played shows the current average ranking for each opponent that a given team has faced to date.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
ThunderOKC22-50
Northwest 29
14.72
2
RocketsHOU17-55
Southwest 27
14.77
3
TimberwolvesMIN23-49
Northwest 25
14.91
4
KingsSAC31-41
Pacific 24
14.98
5
SpursSA33-39
Southwest 20
15.10
6
MagicORL21-51
Southeast 30
15.15
7
PelicansNO47-25
Southwest 19
15.16
8
CavaliersCLE22-50
Central 28
15.19
9
PistonsDET20-52
Central 26
15.28
10
GrizzliesMEM38-34
Southwest 16
15.29
11
WarriorsGS39-33
Pacific 13
15.36
12
BullsCHI31-41
Central 23
15.45
13
HornetsCHA33-39
Southeast 22
15.48
14
WizardsWSH34-38
Southeast 21
15.51
15
Trail BlazersPOR42-30
Northwest 10
15.51
16
MavericksDAL42-30
Southwest 9
15.52
17
NuggetsDEN47-25
Northwest 8
15.61
18
PacersIND34-38
Central 18
15.62
19
LakersLAL42-30
Pacific 7
15.63
20
RaptorsTOR27-45
Atlantic 17
15.65
21
SunsPHX51-21
Pacific 6
15.70
22
KnicksNY41-31
Atlantic 15
15.73
23
ClippersLAC47-25
Pacific 3
15.77
24
HeatMIA40-32
Southeast 12
15.83
25
HawksATL41-31
Southeast 11
15.84
26
JazzUTAH52-20
Northwest 1
15.87
27
CelticsBOS36-36
Atlantic 14
15.92
28
NetsBKN48-24
Atlantic 5
16.16
29
BucksMIL46-26
Central 4
16.18
30
76ersPHI49-23
Atlantic 2
16.24

NBA Strength of Schedule Remaining

Our Strength of Schedule Remaining rankings show the average difficulty of opponents each team will face for the rest of the season.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
JazzUTAH52-20
Northwest 1
0.00
2
RaptorsTOR27-45
Atlantic 17
0.00
3
PacersIND34-38
Central 18
0.00
4
PelicansNO47-25
Southwest 19
0.00
5
SpursSA33-39
Southwest 20
0.00
6
WizardsWSH34-38
Southeast 21
0.00
7
HornetsCHA33-39
Southeast 22
0.00
8
BullsCHI31-41
Central 23
0.00
9
KingsSAC31-41
Pacific 24
0.00
10
TimberwolvesMIN23-49
Northwest 25
0.00
11
PistonsDET20-52
Central 26
0.00
12
RocketsHOU17-55
Southwest 27
0.00
13
CavaliersCLE22-50
Central 28
0.00
14
ThunderOKC22-50
Northwest 29
0.00
15
GrizzliesMEM38-34
Southwest 16
0.00
16
KnicksNY41-31
Atlantic 15
0.00
17
76ersPHI49-23
Atlantic 2
0.00
18
ClippersLAC47-25
Pacific 3
0.00
19
BucksMIL46-26
Central 4
0.00
20
NetsBKN48-24
Atlantic 5
0.00
21
SunsPHX51-21
Pacific 6
0.00
22
LakersLAL42-30
Pacific 7
0.00
23
NuggetsDEN47-25
Northwest 8
0.00
24
MavericksDAL42-30
Southwest 9
0.00
25
Trail BlazersPOR42-30
Northwest 10
0.00
26
HawksATL41-31
Southeast 11
0.00
27
HeatMIA40-32
Southeast 12
0.00
28
WarriorsGS39-33
Pacific 13
0.00
29
CelticsBOS36-36
Atlantic 14
0.00
30
MagicORL21-51
Southeast 30
0.00